Water levels have fluctuated sharply with testing, but some are encouraged that China gave warning of its plan.
A Cambodian rights group is calling for an investigation into the death of a jailed land-rights protester, saying that witness accounts of events leading to the man’s death contradict official denials of abuse by police.
The country has driven investment to new places like Cambodia. Yet that growth has also brought risks for Beijing.
These schemes would feed China’s north not just from the Yangtze but from transnational rivers, including the Yarlung Tsangpo, the Nu and the Lancang/Mekong.
China has proposed 38 projects under the CMEC. However, Myanmar only approved nine projects at the second BRI forum in Beijing in April last year.
Three dams have now been built by China’s Sinohydro Corporation on the Nam Ou river, which runs through Luang Prabang and Phongsaly provinces, with four more scheduled for completion this year.